Healthy Granola Bar Recipe: Coconut Fudge Date Protein Bar

Jun 18, 2022Contributing Editor

Sometimes it's hard to resist your favourite treats. Healthy snack alternatives, like this delicious granola bar recipe, let you indulge without the guilt.

Sugar and fat-filled treats can often challenge your healthy eating plans. But by making your own, you can stay in control and aren't stuck with your grocery store's less healthy options.

From healthy baked goods to protein bars and delicious brownies, there are many creative ways to satisfy your sweet tooth. So to add to your list of tasty treats, we're excited to share this healthy granola bar recipe with you. Let's dive in!

This granola bar recipe uses ingredients you'll love! The coconut and dates provide a nice sweetness through natural sugars. Dark chocolate contains beneficial antioxidants—but you're always welcome to skip them if you prefer.

Now, let's get to why you're here. Bring on the granola bars!


Coconut Fudge Date Granola Bar Recipe


Here's what you'll need:

  • ½ cup walnuts
  • ½ cup almond crumbs
  • 1 ½ cups pitted dates
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 drop of almond extract or any other (optional)
  • 3-4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1 handful of dried cranberries
  • 1 handful of dark chocolate chips



  1. Mix the nuts, dates, vanilla, salt, and cocoa powder in a food processor or blender. If the dates are dry, you may need to add up to 1 tbsp of water.
  2. Stir in the cranberries, coconut, and dark chocolate chips.
  3. Empty the mixture onto saran wrap and use it to mould it into a flat rectangle. Cut into bars.
  4. Chill the protein bars in the fridge or freezer for at least 15 minutes.


Healthy Homemade Granola Bars

These bars are best eaten chilled from the fridge or freezer. They keep their shape for about 30 minutes once removed.

These ingredients are by no means definite. You can swap out the nuts and fruits to find a flavour combination you love! As long as your nut combo totals 1 cup, you should be good to go.

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P.S. What's your favourite protein bar flavour combo? Let us know in the comments below!

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